Engines (children's book)

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Cover of Engines
Author L. Sprague de Camp
Illustrator Jack Coggins
Cover artist Lowell Hess
Country United States
Language English
Subject Engineering
Publisher Golden Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 56 pp

Engines: Man's Use of Power, from the Water Wheel to the Atomic Pile is a science book for children by L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated by Jack Coggins, published by Golden Press in 1959.[1][2][3] A revised edition issued as part of the publisher's Golden Library of Knowledge Series was published in 1961,[1] and a paperback edition in 1969.[2]

As stated on the cover, the work is a survey of "Man's use of power, from the water wheel to the atomic pile."


The Science News-Letter, in its July 18, 1959 issue, listed the book among its "Books of the Week," describing the work as a "[f]actual book for young readers."[3]


  1. ^ a b Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. pp. 52–53. 
  2. ^ a b Engines title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  3. ^ a b "Books of the Week" in The Science News-Letter, v. 76, no. 3, July 18, 1959, page 44.